Goddess Temple Events

The Temple of Goddess Spirituality regularly hosts New Moon and Full Moon Ceremonies, as well as Seasonal Ceremonies following the Solar Wheel of the Year.  We also host periodic Sharing Circles.  See the Temple Event Calendar for upcoming dates and topics.

February 2016 Events at the Temple

Reminder:  Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Thursday, February 2:  Community Imbolc Celebration (Open to All)
Friday, February 10:  Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Sunday, February 26:  Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)

Except where noted, all events start with a potluck in the pavilion at 7:00,
followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Temple Events 2017

2017 Events at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality dedicated to Sekhmet:

*Except where noted, our events begin with potluck in the Pavilion at 7 pm and ritual in the Temple at 8 pm.

Thursday, January 12: Full Moon (Open to All)
Friday, January 27: New Moon (Women Only)

Thursday, February 2: Imbolc (Open to All)
Friday, February 10: Full Moon (Open to All)
Sunday, February 26: New Moon (Women Only)

Sunday, March 12: Full Moon (Open to All)
Monday, March 20: Ostara (Open to All)
Monday, March 27: New Moon (Women Only)

Monday, April 10: Full Moon (Open to All)
Wednesday, April 26: New Moon (Women Only)

Monday, May 1: Beltaine (Open to All)
Wednesday, May 10: Full Moon (Open to All)
Thursday, May 25: New Moon (Women Only)

Friday, June 9: Full Moon (Open to All)
Wednesday, June 21: Solstice (Open to All)
Friday, June 23: New Moon (Women Only)

Saturday, July 8: Full Moon (Open to All)
Sunday, July 23: New Moon (Women Only)

Wednesday, August 2: Lammas (Open to All)
Monday, August 7: Full Moon (Open to All)
Monday, August 21: New Moon (Women Only)

Wednesday, September 6: Full Moon (Open to All)
Tuesday, September 19: New Moon (Women Only)
Friday, September 22: Equinox (Open to All)

Thursday, October 5: Full Moon (Open to All)
Thursday, October 19: New Moon (Women Only)
Tuesday, October 31: Samhain (Open to All)

Friday, November 3: Full Moon (Open to All)
Saturday, November 18: New Moon (Women Only)

Sunday, December 3: Full Moon (Open to All)
Sunday, December 17: New Moon (Women Only)
Thursday, December 21: Yule (Open to All)

January, 2017 Events at the Temple

Reminder: The following events are happening this month at the Sekhmet Temple.

Thursday, January 12: Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm and ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Friday, January 27: New Moon Women’s Circle (Women Only)
Potluck in the Guest House at 7:00 pm, followed by a class, activity or ceremony at 8:00 pm (TBA).

December 2016 Events at the Temple

Blessings of the Season!

Please join us for these upcoming December events:

Tuesday, December 13: Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm,followed by ritual in the T
emple at 8:00 pm.
There will be a Silent Auction fund raiser from 7:00 to 7:45, with the winning bids being announced before we head over to the Temple.

Dress warmly! It is cold and we will be outdoors from about 7:00 til 9:00 pm.
(There will be fires in both the Temple and Pavilion fire pits, of course!)

Wednesday, December 21 – Community Yule Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Reminder: Dress warmly! It is cold and we will be outdoors from about 7:00 til 9:00 pm.
(There will again be fires in both the Temple and Pavilion fire pits)

Wednesday, December 28 – Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)
We will gather in the Guest House at 7:00 pm for potluck, followed by a surprise class. Details later in the month.

Peace, Love and Joy!

November 2016 Events at the Temple

 

Hello, Family:

We have two exciting events for you this month:


Monday, November 14 – Community Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)
Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.  The ritual theme this month, to honor our activist friends, is: “The earth, the animals, the people cry out for Peace.”

 

 

Tuesday, November 29 - Women’s New Moon Circle (Women Only)
Potluck in the Guest House at 7:00 pm, followed by a Collage Mandala Class at 8:00 pm.  Watch our Facebook page for more details, closer to the date.

Bright and Bountiful Blessings to All!

 

 

October 2016 Events at the Temple

Hello Family!

We have an amazing October planned for you! Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events.

Saturday, October 15 – We have the honor of hosting Vegas Vortex’ Bone Dance again this year! Please see their site for details of this all night drumming circle extraordinaire!.

Sunday, October 16t – Full Moon Celebration – Potluck in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00. (no silent auction- it will be at the Samhain event instead!)

This month’s ritual theme will focus on “essentials,” and we will honor the Goddess Ma’at.

Monday, October 31 – Two  Samhain rituals!

Silent Auction from 7:00 pm til 7:45 in the Pavilion (a wonderful and fun way to support the Temple!)

1st Ritual – We will gather in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm (food blessings at 7:05) for a special potluck honoring our ancestors. Please bring a favorite dish of someone who has passed, and whom you wish to honor. We will go around the group asking anyone who wants to share a few words about the dish and the person it honors.

There will be an ancestor altar set up in front of the beautiful Sekhmet mural in the social area. (Weather permitting, there will be a fire in the social area as well.)  Please bring a photo or other memento to place on the altar (remembering to reclaim it at the end of the evening).

We will walk to the first bridge nearest the Pavilion , be smudged, and learn a simple chant.  We will sing it as we proceed to the Ancestor Altar and light a candle, before entering the Temple for the evening’s first ritual, Honoring our Ancestors.

2nd Ritual will be at 11:30 pm and continue through midnight. In honor of third and last harvest, we will celebrate what we have completed and now need to leave behind, and what we want to bring into our lives. After that, we will explore Inanna’s Descent to the Underworld to visit Her sister, Ereshkigal.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Blessings,
Candace

Falls Projects and Needs at the Sekhmet Temple

Hello Family!

Do you feel Fall in the early morning air? Have a sudden craving for pumpkin bread or apple cider??? Yes, it’s that time of year! Now that things are “beginning” to cool off, we can start working out doors again.

Fall plans include starting a small orchard next to the Pavilion. I have the fencing, but need help setting it up, as well as the donation of some fruit and nut trees. Would like to start with an apricot, peach, almond and pistachio. 3 to 5 feet high would be best.

Also need to replace the refrigerator in the Guest House (quite old and making funny noises off and on!) and a few single bed mattresses.

We’ll be doing work on the mediation dome, so can use labor and donations of bags of cement.

If you have monetary donations, donations of labor or can donate any of the needed materials listed above, please call me at 702-569-0630 or e-mail me at worldpeacevolunteer@yahoo.com.

Thank you SO much for supporting your Temple!

Bright blessings,
Candace

September, 2016 Events at the Sekhmet Temple

Hello Family!

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming September events:

. Thursday, September 1 – Women’s New Moon: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by Craft Class at 8:00 pm (Women Only)
. Friday,  September 16 – Community Full Moon Celebration: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm (Open to All)
. Thursday. September 22 – Community Mabon Celebration: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm (Open to All)
. Friday, September 30 – Women’s New Moon Circle: Potluck at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm (Women Only)

One of the most commonly asked question I get is “What is a potluck?” According to Wikipedia: A potluck is a gathering where each guest contributes a dish of food, often homemade, to be shared.


It is, but I feel it is much more than that. A potluck is a coming together of people, often strangers and sharing a meal, “breaking bread.”


I have heard drummers say you cannot drum together and remain indifferent to each other. I feel the same way about sharing a meal. Sitting together sharing a meal, especially a meal that everyone has contributed to, is a bonding experience, a communion.


When you come to potluck, please bring a healthy dish to share that will serve at least 4 to 6 people. When people ask me what they should bring, I always tell them to bring something they want to eat, as it is impossible to know what else will show up!


Greet people you don’t know as well as those you do. A potluck is an opportunity to bond with others and feel the oneness shared by all life.


Blessed be!

August 2016 Events at the Temple

Hello Family!

We have two great events planned for you in August!

 

Monday, August 1:  Lammas, the first of three harvest festivals (Open to All)

Potluck at 7:00 pm in the Pavilion area.

We will hold a Silent Auction from 7:00 pm til 7:45, at which time the winning bids will be announced. There will be a nice selection of items offered with opening bids ranging from $5 to $40.

Ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm, followed by “second feast” and lively conversation back in the Pavilion til 10:00 pm.

Thursday, August 18: Full Moon Celebration (Open to All)

Potluck and Silent Auction in the Pavilion at 7:00 pm, followed by ritual in the Temple at 8:00 pm.

Please note: In an effort to cut down on both expenses and waste, we would like to encourage you to bring your own plate, cup and eating utensils to potluck. (Paper and plastic will be provided for those forgetting.)

See you there!

Bright Blessings,

Priestess Candace Ross